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$1,499 for a Dental Implant Package (Up to $3,100 Total Value)
- Dental implant
- Exam and evaluation
- Panoramic x-rays
The dental implant replaces a missing tooth with a crown that looks and functions like a real tooth. During the first visit, the dentist examines the mouth and takes panoramic x-rays to check the patient’s eligibility for the procedure. If the patient is eligible, the doctor installs a titanium implant into the jawbone to act as the root of the new tooth. The implant is allowed to heal for about four to six months before the doctor attaches the custom abutment to the implant. The abutment acts as a post that connects the crown—the fake tooth—to the implant. The crystalline porcelain crown is cut from solid zirconia, which tends to be more durable than the material used in traditional dental crowns. The entire process will require several visits and can take up to a year to complete.
Oral Design Dental
Oral Design Dental really lives up to the design part of its name; it's one of the few dental offices that allow patients, under the guidance of a dentist, to design their own smile. A computer simulation helps patients select their smile's shape and size, showing them what it would look like with different shades and translucency or whether making every other tooth circular would be aesthetically pleasing. It's one of the services that has drawn the attention of the Utah Jazz basketball team, several of whose players have turned to Oral Design Dental for their smile makeovers.
An onsite dental lab that uses both the American and European schools of porcelain application means that smiles are completely customized and teeth look very natural. The onsite lab also ensures that patients can have complete mouth restorations in just one day.